Division ofNatural Sciences

Section 6 – Student-Researcher Responsibilities


Student-researchers are to:


  • be free from any other obligations, during the minimum of 400 research hours, which may include eight-hour weekdays, evenings, or weekends, depending on the nature of the specific research project and the demands of the research processes defined by your mentor. This is not an “hourly job.”
  • expect a maximum of $4,000 for participation in all UR Program commitments
  • work no other paid PLU employment during pay periods that include the hours 12:00 AM, Friday, 1 June 2012 through 11:59 PM, Wednesday, 15 August 2012, regardless of when your mentor schedules your research activities
  • meet formally with mentors before, and regularly during, summer research work
  • attend and participate in All-Participant Lunch Meetings during June, July, and August 2012, beginning with the All-Participant Kick-off Gathering on Monday, 4 June, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • complete the UR Program Evaluation and submit to UR Program Coordinator by Friday, 10 August 2012
  • write a Research Summary and submit to the UR Program Coordinator by Friday, 17 August 2012
  • prepare a research poster and seriously consider presenting a research talk for the Tuesday, 18 September 2012, NSCI Poster and Oral Presentation Session at PLU, with assistance from your mentor
  • attend and fully participate in the Twenty-First Regional Conference on Undergraduate Research of theMurdock College Science Research Program TBA Fall 2012 at a regional college campus, requiring your missing up to two class days, a Thursday and a Friday
  • with respectful attitude and appropriate behavior, show your willingness to engage in teamwork to fulfill all responsibilities, as requested by your assigned mentor
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